BEST BET: The Alex Theatre presents “Peter and the Wolf” at 2 p.m.
Sunday. This is the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s second Family
Concert. Fun begins at 1 p.m. with an “instrument petting zoo” for the
kids. The Magic Circle Mime Company, pictured, will demonstrate the art
and basic techniques of mime. General admission is $7.50 and tickets are
available at the box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. For more information,
call (213) 622-7001, ext. 215.
The Five Star Stamp Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Regency
Room at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. It’s free and two
door prizes will be given each hour. For more information, call 241-3824.
Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. will exhibit the wonders of
Tibetan art “Mysticism Demystified: Appreciating Buddhist Art and
Meaning.” The exhibit will run through May 12. The museum is open daily
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call
204-3131, ext. 4781.
The Southern California Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation will
meet at 10 a.m. at Verdugo Hills Hospital, Council Room B, 1812 Verdugo
Blvd. Nutritionist Renee Klang will speak on “Scleroderma: It’s a
Challenge in the Kitchen Too!” For more information, call 952-1944.
The Southern California Amateur DanceSport Championships will be held
from 11 a.m. to midnight at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N.
Verdugo Road. The event will feature competitions in ballroom, Latin, and
swing categories. Bring your dancing shoes, there will be lots of
spectator dancing between events. General admission is $15. For more
information, call (310) 538-3667.
The Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., invites children 4
and older for an “Eggstra” good time from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be
stores followed by egg decorating crafts. For more information, call
Krispy Komedy Show begins at 8 p.m. at the Brand Cigar Club, 154 S.
Brand Blvd. Admission is $7 and includes Krispy Kreme donuts. For more
information, call 247-1116.
Contemporary Christian vocal artist Sandi Patty will perform at 8 p.m.
at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. For information and tickets, call
The Glendale Centre Theatre presents the musical, “Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The play runs through April 13.
Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and a 3 p.m. matinee on
Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $19. For more information, call
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Story time for children is held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday at
Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, 1029 Foothill Blvd. For more
information, call 790-4386.
Penelope’s Cafe, Books & Gallery, invites the community from 6:30 to 9
p.m. to meet and listen to author Michael Parrish talk about his book,
“For the People Inside the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
1850-2000.” The event at 1029 Foothill Blvd. For more information, call
“Let Freedom Ring” is a collection of new paintings by Ruth Basler
Burr in a one-woman show at the Descanso Gardens Boddy House Gallery,
1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. The exhibit will run through
April 11. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more
information, call 952-4401.
The Glendale Police Officers’ Assn. will hold its annual “Pancake
Breakfast” fund-raiser from 7 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria at Holy Family
Church, 209 E. Lomita Ave. Glendale Police officers that run the annual
Baker to Vegas 120-mile race will cook and serve. While having breakfast,
get your car washed by The Glendale Police Explorers. A portion of the
proceeds will also benefit the Charles Lazzaretto Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $3. For more information, call 246-9053.
The Writers & Authors Group meets at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 245
N. Glendale Ave. Bring your novel, memoir, screenplay and support to meet
with others who share your passion. It’s free. For more information, call
The Brand Library Associates will present the second part of its 2002
Dance Series at 3 p.m. with the Benita Bike’s DanceArt Company at the
Brand Library Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St. Admission is free. For more
information, call 353-5734.
The Glendale Community College Jazz Band will perform big band music
at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. Tickets are $5 and
$3 for students and seniors. For more information, call 240-1000, ext.
Executive Toastmasters Breakfast Club meets from 6:50 to 8:30 a.m. at
the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. Learn to become a more
effective communicator and leader by speaking and working with peers in a
warm and supportive environment. For more information, call 508-6171 or
Glendale Community College’s Adult Community Training Center has
openings in its job-search classes from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through
Friday at 1122 E. Garfield Ave. Learn how to write a professional resume,
fill out an employment application and more. For more information, call
242-4350, ext. 5690.
Enjoy singing? The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus meets at 9:30 a.m. at
the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. There are no
tryouts. All ages are accepted. For more information, call 790-7379 or
Qigong (chi kung) is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at
Nibley Park, 1103 E. Mountain Ave. The self-healing exercise is practiced
daily by people for health, longevity, creativity and mental clarity. The
charge is $5 per class. For more information, call 507-4807.
Glendale Memorial’s Cardiac Fitness Center offers big-band exercise
classes from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays on the second floor of
the Glendale Heart Center, 1420 S. Central Ave. The class is available to
anyone who wants to get fit to the sounds of Glenn Miller, ‘50s rock ‘n’
roll and contemporary music. The class consists of aerobic dance,
resistance band strengthening and stretching and flexibility exercise.
The fee is $24 for eight sessions or $40 for 16 sessions. The first class
is free. For more information, call 502-2303.
Glendale Community College Lifelong Learning Seminars Program is
offering a free course called “Understanding The Law.” The class will
meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sparr Heights Senior Center, 1613 Glencoe Way.
The class is designed to give seniors information about new laws,
provisions, contract law and wills. Registration takes place at the door.
For more information, call 243-5196.
A free afternoon film program is held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the
auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more
information, call 548-2020.
A free seminar will be given at 6:30 p.m. on the “Perfect Food” at
Whole Foods Market, 826 Glendale Ave. Lecturer and green foods expert Ted
Horoschak will explain why nutrients from whole foods complete with live
enzymes can provide health benefits. For reservations, call 240-9350.
Glendale One Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at Shaker’s Inn
Restaurant, 801 N. Central Ave. For more information, call (866)
The Jewel City Camera Club will meet at 8 p.m. in Carlson Hall, 130 N.
Kenwood Ave. Bill Tophan will present “River Cruise Aboard the
The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club meets at 7:15
a.m. at Higley’s Coffee Club, 714 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
Business people will learn how to expand their business through
networking. For more information, call 952-5657.
The Crescenta Valley Rotary Club meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday
at the Grand View Palace Restaurant, 2650 Foothill Blvd. For more
information, call 249-2016.
The Barbershop Quartet Singers meet at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta
Women’s Club, 4004 La Crescenta Ave. For more information, call 249-6766.
Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers free blood-pressure
screenings 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Emergency Department,
1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call 409-8100.
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club will host a buffet at 7 a.m. at 3201
Riverside Drive, Los Angeles. The club raises funds for charities in
Glendale and other areas in Los Angeles County. For more information,
“Exploring Spirituality” is a free support group for adults 50 or
older from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center,
201 E. Colorado St. For more information and reservations, call 953-4487.
The African Violet Society of Montrose will meet at 11 a.m. at
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Learn how to
care for long-necked violets. For more information, call (323) 663-0973.
The West Glendale Gateway Kiwanis meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The speaker will be Phil Torres.
For more information, call 507-6210.
Free income tax assistance for seniors is held on Wednesdays from
12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Montrose Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave. This is
sponsored by the American Assn. of Retired Persons. For more information,
The film “Avenue of the Americas” will be shown at 7 p.m. as part of a
free film festival at Glendale Community College. The festival is
sponsored by the Assn. of Latin American Students (ALAS) and the Ethnic
Studies Department. Films will be shown every Wednesday through May 1 in
the J.W. Smith Student Center, Room 212, 1500 N. Verdugo Road. For more
information, call 240-1000, ext. 5470.
“Windy Day” stories for children 6 and older will be told from 3:30 to
4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E.
Harvard St. For more information, call 548-2035.
The Verdugo Sierra Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room
at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. A member of VOICE
will speak about Oakmont. For more information, call (323) 259-8729.
The Crescenta Valley Chapter of Business Networking International
meets at 7 a.m. at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey
Drive. For more information, call 352-8833.
The Glendale Certified Farmers’ Market is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on Brand Boulevard between Broadway and Wilson Avenue. Farmers arrive
with fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey and more.
The Rotary Club of Glendale meets at noon every Thursday at the
Brandview Collection Restaurant, 109 E. Harvard St. The speaker will be
Paul Brand, executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids. For more
information, call 790-6643.
“You Can Get There From Here: A Roadmap for Success”, with Emmy
award-winning television journaist and author Yolanda Nava, will be at 1
p.m. in Krieder Hall at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.
A reception and book signing will follow the free lecture. For more
information, call 240-1000.
A support group for depression and manic depression or bipolar
disorder meets from 6 to 8 p.m. in Psychiatric Unit 1 at Glendale
Adventist Medical Center, 1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call
A free TD Waterhouse seminar called “Are You Ready For Retirement?”
will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at 400 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 120. For
reservations, call (800) 934-4448, ext. 81727.
Wear your pajamas and slippers for storytime at 7 p.m. at Barnes &
Noble Booksellers, 245 N. Glendale Ave. For more information, call
The Sierra Singles Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Grande Room at the
Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. The speaker will be Dr. Ken
Murray on “Summer and Winter Hiking Techniques.” For more information,
The Glendale Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Glendale,
100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. A buffet breakfast will be served. For more
information, call 500-0303, ext. 29.
Glendale Memorial’s 50-Plus Department will hold a free seminar, “Is
It Alzheimers?”, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at 1420 S. Central Ave. Memory
loss, confusion and disorientation: Is this the beginning of Alzheimer’s
Disease or symptoms of a natural again process? Reservations are
required, and can be made by calling 502-2396.
Tai chi classes will be at 10:30 a.m. in the auditorium at Glendale
Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Tai chi helps
relieve stress. The class is $4 per session. To register, call 409-8057.
The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will meet at noon at the Elks Lodge, 120
E. Colorado St. For more information call, 242-1231.
Calling all artists! The Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce is
accepting entries in oil, watercolor, acrylic, drawing, print, mixed
media and more for the annual Juried Art Exhibit. The deadline is March
30. For more information, call 249-7171.
The Glendale Adult Recreation Club holds ballroom dancing from 1:30 to
4 p.m. at 201 E. Colorado St. The club also provides trips, classes and
bingo. For more information, call 241-6140.
“Big Bunny’s Spring Fling” begins at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo
Drive, Los Angeles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday. Children
can have their face painted, make bunny ears, plant carrots and more.
Admission is $8.25 and $3.25 for children 2-12. For more information,
call (323) 644-6400.
The Glendale Central Library invites children 4 and older from 2 to 4
p.m. for stories and crafts, in the Children’s Room, 222 E. Harvard St.
For more information, call 548-2035.
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Descanso Gardens will hold an Easter egg hunt and brunch. The brunch
is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Van de Kamp Hall, 1418 Descanso Drive. The
Easter Egg hunt is scheduled every 45 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tickets are $3. General admission is $5, and $3 for seniors. For more
information, call 952-4401.
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